What happens to your mixed recycling

Hobsons Bay’s commingled recycling is currently being processed at two local providers to increase and improve our recycling performance, reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfill and reduce costs associated with highly contaminated materials.

The majority of recycling collected across the municipality is being sorted at Australian Paper Recovery (APR) in Truganina. However loads presenting with higher than average contamination rates is being sent to Cleanaway in Laverton. 

Council is continually working to reduce contamination in the commingled stream, and will be delivering targeted education campaigns to support the community to reduce the waste we send to landfill.   

Watch a video of the sorting process at Australian Paper Recovery (APR):